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INFO The Homomonument, situated on the Westerkmarkt in the center of Amsterdam, is a memorial commemorating all the gays and lesbians who have been subjected to violence. It is also the first monument in the world to pay tribute... ... read more

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Homomonument - Venue in Amsterdam.

The Homomonument, situated on the Westerkmarkt in the center of Amsterdam, is a memorial commemorating all the gays and lesbians who have been subjected to violence. It is also the first monument in the world to pay tribute to those who were killed by Nazis because of their homosexuality.

Officially opened in 1987, the monument consists of three large pink triangles set in the ground to form a larger triangle. One triangle points towards Anne Frank’s house, one points towards the headquarters of the COC (the Dutch gay rights group), and the third points towards the National War Memorial on the Dam.

The Homomonument is an important symbol in support of gays and lesbians in their struggle against oppression and discrimination. The memorial sees hundreds of visitors a day and is a popular place for demonstrations and protests.

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A sobering experience
Craig B. Dec 9, 2012
This monument sits right outside the Anne Frank Museum in the Jordaan neighborhood and it's pretty easy to overlook, but as a compassionate human being I would highly recommend that you take a moment to sit down at this site and reflect about what it represents. As Audrey says below, it's tough to provide an "overall rating" this site since it doesn't really fit the Party Earth mold. But couple this with the Auschwitz Memorial up in Wertheim Park and you've got a pretty sobering couple of dedications to minority populations in 20th-century Amsterdam. It may not be Party Earth-friendly, but I highly recommend it.
Visit to pay respect, not party
Amster M. Dec 6, 2012
I don't really understand why this is listed as a party place to visit during the day... this is a memorial monument to remember those killed based on sexual preference in World War II, in addition to further abused victims. You definitely don't come here to party... it's just outside the Anne Frank Huis... behind the Westerkerk where Anne Frank heard bells every day for two years while she was in hiding before she was found by Nazis and sent to a concentration camp where she died from Typhus two months before the ware ended... NOT A PARTY... unless it's one in the morning during Gay Pride Weekend. And demonstations/protests don't happen here, they happen in Dam Square.
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